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Game Recap October 10, 2015

Richland and Kennewick have a long history of football animosity. Ask a fan (or a player) of any age from either school and you'll hear stories of miraculous plays, sketchy ball spots, questionable on-field antics, and possibly even bench-clearing brawls. It's our own local version of Chicago-Green Bay, and there is never any love lost during a guaranteed tough game.

This game was no different, but at the risk of sounding like a skipping CD, the Bomber defense was determined to prove its dominance. Kennewick came into the game with the conference's fifth leading rusher and fifth leading receiver, and seemed to be an offensively capable team. Spoiler alert: Kennewick had no offensive scores in the game and only one first down in the first half, and that came when most of the starters were on the sideline. The Lions had nowhere to go for the duration of the game, and despite a handful of first downs in the second half, no real scoring opportunities. It was defensive dominance by the Bombers throughout.

Richland's offense shined in this game as well. It took only three plays after kickoff for Lakota Wills to fake right, cut left, and run untouched 42 yards for a touchdown. With only a minute and a half gone from the clock, Kennewick was in for a long night. After tough runs by Kyle Whitby and Wills to get to the Kennewick 40, quarterback Paxton Stevens saw Alex Chapman running an unopposed straight line down the middle. Catching the ball at the five, Chapman scored for the eighth time this year. After a few back and forth punts, the Bombers found themselves at fourth down and 15 yards to go from their own 45. Punter Ryan Wolski didn't punt. Instead, he ran down the right side to the Lion's 35. After several runs by Whitby, Wills, and even a keeper by Stevens, Wills finally forced his way in for another six. Kennewick, absolutely throttled on all sides, hadn't seen the last of Wills yet. On a punt from their own 25, Wills, surprisingly unblocked, hit the ball as it was leaving the punter's foot. Senior Brad Anderson scooped it up and ran 15 yards to make it 28-0. A few meaningless plays later, including Kennewick's only first down of the half, and halftime gave the Lions a break from the onslaught.

The Kennewick offense saw a swarm of green helmets everywhere they went in the first half, and they should not have hoped for anything better in the second. With a good number of the defensive starters on the sideline, including Wills—who didn't play at all after halftime—the Lions were able to collect a handful of first downs but were unable to turn those into points. They did get down to the Richland five (with the help of some penalties resulting from a grudge match taking place in the trenches), but turned it over on downs. Their lone bright spot came when Richland tried to pass themselves away from the end zone. Stevens fired a low pass to Rhett Levin, who popped it up in the air trying to save the play. An orange jersey was there to pick it for an easy touchdown.

The final touchdown came after a 31 yard Wolski reception to the seven, and Stevens scrambled in from there. His poise allowed for a good offensive game, with good catches from Griffey March and Levin, along with Chapman and Wolski. Grinding out the fourth quarter, the second string offense provided some good runs by sophomore running back Victor Strasser, while the defense continued to force Kennewick punts.

It was a showing that should provide very little confidence for the next opponent, the Pasco Bulldogs, who pulled off a last second win over Kennewick last week.

Tri-City Herald: Bombers roll to victory


Go Bombers!

  • October 9, 2015
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    Final
  • Richland Bombers
    14
    14
    0
    7
     
    35
  • Kennewick Lions
    0
    0
    7
    0
     
    7
  • 1st Quarter
  • Touchdown: Wills 42 yard run (Wolski kick)
    Richland 7, Kennewick 0
  • Touchdown: Chapman 39 yard pass from Stevens (Wolski kick)
    Richland 14, Kennewick 0
  • 2nd Quarter
  • Touchdown: Wills 1 yard run (Wolski kick)
    Richland 21, Kennewick 0
  • Touchdown: Brad Anderson fumble recovery in endzone (Wolski kick)
    Richland 28, Kennewick 0
  • 3rd Quarter
  • Touchdown: Loomis 10 yard interception return (Mercado kick)
    Richland 28, Kennewick 7
  • 4th Quarter
  • Touchdown: Stevens 6 yard run (Wolski kick)
    Richland 35, Kennewick 7

Friday September 15, 2017 Fran Rish Stadium

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 48
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Thursday September 15, 2016 Neil F. Lampson Stadium

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 40
    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 0
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday October 9, 2015 Neil F. Lampson Stadium

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 35
    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 7
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday October 10, 2014 Fran Rish Stadium

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 44
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday October 11, 2013 Neil F. Lampson Stadium

    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 56
    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 14
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday October 5, 2012 Fran Rish Stadium

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 14
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 29
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

Friday October 10, 2008 Fran Rish Stadium

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 41
  • Head Coach: Mike Neidhold

2005

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 5
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 9
  • Head Coach: Garrick Redden

2004

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 33
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 8
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

2003

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 25
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 28
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

2002

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 12
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 28
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

2001

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 12
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 33
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

2000

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 26
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 49
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1999

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 28
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1998

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 12
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 15
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1997

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 20
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 34
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1996

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 16
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 44
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1995

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 30
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 32
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1994

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 17
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 40
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1993

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 6
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 3
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1992

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 36
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 13
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1991

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 56
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1990

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 42
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1989

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 27
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 28
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1989

  • Class "AAA" State Playoffs Quarterfinals

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 23
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 21
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1988

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 18
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 19
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1987

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 14
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 35
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1986

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 69
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 17
  • Head Coach: Lonnie Pierson

1985

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 27
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 17
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1984

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 41
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 6
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1983

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 31
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 0
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1983

  • Big Nine Mini-Playoff (Two 8-minute quarters)

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 14
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1982

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 20
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 0
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1981

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 14
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 10
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1981

  • Class "AAA" State Playoffs Quarterfinals

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 34
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1980

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 20
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1979

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 35
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 14
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1978

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 0
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1977

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 21
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1976

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 0
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 28
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1975

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 20
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 25
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1974

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 0
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 14
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1973

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 6
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1972

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 27
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1971

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 8
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 28
  • Head Coach: JD Covington

1970

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 26
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 6
  • Head Coach: George Rallis

1969

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 0
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 20
  • Head Coach: George Rallis

1969

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 26
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 14
  • Head Coach: George Rallis

1968

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 6
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 14
  • Head Coach: George Rallis

1967

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 29
  • Head Coach: George Rallis

1966

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 13
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 13
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1965

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 25
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1964

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 20
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 13
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1963

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 20
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1962

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 6
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 0
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1961

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 13
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 14
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1960

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 13
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 18
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1959

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 24
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 45
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1958

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 26
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 27
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1957 Bomber Bowl

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 0
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 20
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1956

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 0
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 33
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1955

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 20
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 7
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1954

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 13
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 27
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1953

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 6
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 32
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1952

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 12
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 20
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1951

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 21
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1950

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 13
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 32
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1949

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 12
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 14
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1948

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 16
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 13
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1947

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 7
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 0
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1946

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 6
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 0
  • Head Coach: Fran Rish

1945

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 47
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 6
  • Head Coach: Fred Littau

1945

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 44
    • Richland
      Bombers
    • 0
  • Head Coach: Fred Littau

1944

  • Mascot officially changed from Broncs to Beavers

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 13
    • Richland
      Beavers
    • 18
  • Head Coach: John F. Eubanks

1944

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 6
    • Richland
      Beavers
    • 46
  • Head Coach: John F. Eubanks

1926

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 0
    • Richland
      Colts
    • 0
  • Head Coach: Raymond V. Puette

1925

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 18
    • Richland
      Colts
    • 0
  • Head Coach: VG Lowman

1919

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 69
    •  
      Richland
    • 0
  • Head Coach: Elmer H Dixon

1919

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 1
    •  
      Richland
    • 0
  • Head Coach: Elmer H Dixon

1916

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 7
    •  
      Richland
    • 0
  • Head Coach: C. H. Lillie

1916

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 0
    •  
      Richland
    • 0
  • Head Coach: C. H. Lillie

1915

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 8
    •  
      Richland
    • 0
  • Head Coach: C. H. Lillie

1915

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 22
    •  
      Richland
    • 6
  • Head Coach: C. H. Lillie

1914

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 0
    •  
      Richland
    • 6
  • Head Coach: C. H. Lillie

1914

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 0
    •  
      Richland
    • 41
  • Head Coach: C. H. Lillie

1912

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 20
    •  
      Richland
    • 0
  • Head Coach: C. H. Lillie

1912

    • Kennewick
      Lions
    • 39
    •  
      Richland
    • 0
  • Head Coach: C. H. Lillie

Kennewick High School
Kennewick High School
500 S Dayton Street
Kennewick, WA
Mascot: Lions
  • Bombers v. Lions
  •  
    Games
    Bombers
    Lions
  • Wins
    53
    1,490
    551
  • Losses
    31
    188
    807
  • Ties
    3
    13
    13
  • Overall
    87
    1,691
    1,371
  • Records by Head Coach
  •  
    Wins
    Losses
    Ties
  • Fran Rish
    14
    6
    1
  • Lonnie Pierson
    14
    6
    0
  • JD Covington
    10
    7
    0
  • Mike Neidhold
    7
    0
    0
  • George Rallis
    3
    2
    0
  • C. H. Lillie
    2
    5
    1
  • John F. Eubanks
    2
    0
    0
  • Garrick Redden
    1
    0
    0
  • Elmer H Dixon
    0
    2
    0
  • VG Lowman
    0
    1
    0
  • Raymond V. Puette
    0
    0
    1
  • Fred Littau
    0
    2
    0
Neil F. Lampson Stadium